Our People

Corporate Support Team

Leasa Hester

Executive Assistant

Leasa began her career with The Sunray Companies in 2001, as the first corporate office employee when the company had 4 units. She has been involved in all aspects of the growth of the company and now, in addition to assisting Mr. Harrigill with day to day operations, she oversees the Human Resources and Payroll functions. Her willingness to evolve with the changing needs of a growing company has been essential to the success of The Sunray Companies.  Leasa and her husband James have six children and 15 grandchildren.

“Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”

Ben Sweetland

Stephanie Welborn

Accounts Payable Manager

Stephanie is a Mississippi native and joined The Sunray Companies in April of 2016. She is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and she holds a BSBA in Accounting. Stephanie has over fifteen years of accounting experience dealing with various industries including managing her own retail/wholesale company with her husband. Her unique experience as a business owner and extensive background in accounting enhances Sunray’s growing accounting division. Stephanie currently lives in Madison with her husband and her three daughters.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

Bessie Li

Accounting & Accounts Payable

A Mississippi resident since 2004, Bessie joined The Sunray Companies in September 2016. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Mississippi and received her Master’s Degree of Accounting from Jackson State University in 2007. Bessie’s accounting expertise is a crucial addition to the growing Sunray finance team. Bessie lives in Brandon with her husband and daughter.

“Be steady and well – ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”

Gustave Flaubert

Kristin Austin

Accounts Payable

Born in Flowood and residing in Canton, Kristin graduated from Holmes Community College with a liberal arts degree in 1999. Kristin joined The Sunray Companies in 2018 as Operations Assistant with an extensive background over the past 20 years in office and clerical work. Kristin has a daughter, Lizzie, and spends her free time hunting, fishing, reading and enjoying her family. She also has two 4-legged children, Jewlz and Kit Kat, that were rescued.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Chesley McKissack

Operations Assistant

Chesley grew up in the small town of Magee, Mississippi. After attending and graduating from the Mississippi School of the Arts, she went on to study computer engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She began her journey with Sunray working at the Massage Envy in Gulfport, and later the Massage Envy in Flowood. Chesley joined our Sunray corporate office team in May 2019 as our new Operations Assistant where her background in computers and technology bring efficiencies and new applications to our team. Chesley spends most of her free time on adventures with her fiancé, James Michael, and caring for her three fur babies; Tank, Skeeter, and Maggie.

“That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.”

Walt Disney

Jody Logan

Construction Supervisor

Jody, a native of Yazoo City, was a custom home contractor for 18 years and a member of the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Jody joined The Sunray Companies in August 2004 as a working construction superintendent. His first project was the Palm Beach Center in Ridgeland. In his 13 years with our company, Jody has completed over 20 construction projects including build-outs of our six Palm Beach Tans, 11 of our Massage Envy clinics, renovation of two hotels, and the renovation of our corporate office building in Madison. He also perfected techniques in Uniflex roof coating systems and parking lot sealcoating. Jody currently resides in Brandon and has two sons.

“Keep on keeping on.”

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